Judge Info - Brian Thomas
Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Retirement Announced 4/30/2012
Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Moderate level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.
Each judge on ShowDog.Com gives a different amount of weight to each trait of the dogs that they judge in each show. Below is a table of which traits Brian Thomas looks for.
|Top Neck and Back||Low|
Each judge has a preference for certain handlers. These preferences may be based on past experiences, showing style, or just plain old dirty politics. This preference is completely separate from the quality of the exhibitor, which DOES come into play in the show ring. Brian Thomas has been known to prefer the following handlers.
Only the top 25 are listed for the sake of brevity.
Recent Judged Shows
Below is a list of the shows recently judged by this judge.
|Show||Date||Best in Show|
|Samoyeds Down Under 34||1/29/2020|
|January 2020 Pharaoh Hound Nationals||1/22/2020|
|December 2019 G.B.G.V. Nationals||12/21/2019|
|December 2019 Yorkshire Terrier Nationals||12/11/2019|
|Corgi Specialty 18||11/27/2019|
|November 2019 Silky Terrier Nationals||11/19/2019|
|Toy Poodle Parade 204||10/24/2019|
|Australian Shepherd Talk Of The Town||8/22/2019|